Morgan Law - Recruitment Consultancy

c. £70K + Benefits Exeter

South West England is not only one of the country's fastest growing economies, it's also an inspiring place to live and work. Our role as the region's Development Agency is to champion and promote long-term sustainable economic prosperity, investing to unlock the region's business potential. Our activities range from preparing the region's economic strategy to investing in regeneration, encouraging inward investment, providing business support, improving skills and influencing national and European decision-makers.

For a senior marketing and communications professional, the complex mix of local, national and international stakeholders - across public, private and third sectors - offers challenge and opportunity that few organisations can match.

We are now seeking a new Director of Marketing & Communications, following the appointment of the previous incumbent to a Chief Executive position. Reporting to the Executive Director of Strategy & Communications, and working closely with our Chief Executive, you will work across the full spectrum of our business during a time of change, engaging with managers to build compelling marketing and communications strategies.

Your own skills are likely to centre on strategic PR and communications, and you will be crucial in ensuring that a wide range of stakeholders, including those in government, understand our achievements and objectives.

Your leadership of a talented marketing team will increase the profile of the South West with business, government and overseas investors. In addition, your strong media relations and ability to remain calm and clear under pressure will help us to speak with authority during periods of turbulence.

To be successful, you'll need to demonstrate achievement in a high level communications role within the public, private or third sectors. A strategic thinker with strong leadership skills, you'll need to be politically astute with a good understanding of marketing.

If you can rise to the challenge of being the spokesperson for the South West RDA, want to be central to the promotion of one of the UK's most dynamic and exciting regions, and feel ready to add wider value to our business in a highly strategic role, we'd love to hear from you.

For further information or to apply, please contact James Stephens at Morgan Law Executive on 0117 915 4156 or email

Closing date Monday 14th July 2008

South West RDA

Morgan Law Recruitment Consultancy
62-65 Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5NJ.

James Stephens Tel: 0117 915 4156